Around the Nets Wednesday: Deron Williams Ranked 10th Best In the League

  • With Deron Williams’ announcement as the #10 ranked player in the NBA, all of the Nets rankings are now out in ESPN.com’s #NBARank project. Here’s the full list of Nets rank breakdowns and our own Devin Kharpertian compares this year’s rankings to last year’s.
  • Even more evidence that the Barclays Center is going to be the coolest place on Earth. TheVerge.com declares it the most high-tech stadium in sports.
  • For a brief period of time Brook Lopez resembled a sort of 7-foot comic loving wolverine.┬áBut, after a visit to a Fort Green barbershop Lopez is back to his normal, closely shaven hair and back to resembling just a 7-foot comic loving NBA center.
  • And here is video of his hair actually being cut.
  • Steve Ashburner writes for NBA.com that Brook Lopez is really embracing his role as a long-term building block of the Nets and their place in Brooklyn.We’ve come a long since the conclusion of the “Dwightmare.”
  • As a result of last season’s NBA lockout MarShon Brooks’ rookie season lasted only 66 games, which also meant his rookie hazing lasted only 66 games. At least in the eyes of Nets veterans. That shirtless man you see with a handful of popcorn? That’d be new backup power forward Reggie Evans.
  • The Brooklyn Netsofficial gear is being officially revealed slowly and one article at a time. The most recent release is the cheerleaders getup.